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passenger (plural passengers)

  1. One who rides or travels in a train, motor vehicle, boat, ship, ferry, hovercraft, aircraft, etc., but who does not operate it and is not a member of the crew.
    • 2013 June 1, “Ideas coming down the track”, The Economist, volume 407, number 8838, page 13 (Technology Quarterly): 
      A “moving platform” scheme [] is more technologically ambitious than maglev trains even though it relies on conventional rails. Local trains would use side-by-side rails to roll alongside intercity trains and allow passengers to switch trains by stepping through docking bays.
  2. (falconry) A young hunting bird that can fly and is taken while it is still in its first year.
  3. (obsolete) A passer-by; a wayfarer.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)



passenger (third-person singular simple present passengers, present participle passengering, simple past and past participle passengered)

  1. (intransitive) To ride as a passenger in a vehicle.

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